HND (SCQF Level 8)


2 years


Aug 2024


  • Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services


  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

This course will provide an overview and introduction to the disciplines within the sports coaching and development industry.  It provides an exciting mix of practical subjects, which are studied alongside related theory, giving you the opportunity to develop new skills, improve on existing skills and gain an in-depth understanding of sports coaching and development subjects. Learners will visit and participate in a variety of sporting events and festivals and be given the opportunity to gain additional sports and fitness qualifications.

The course will provide learners with an industry-recognised qualification, and the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a professional within the sports industry in a variety of contexts. Embedded within the course are varied National Governing Body Awards in a variety of sporting delivery. The course provides learners with the industry-recognised PDA qualification certified by SportScotland/CIMSPA (Level 2 and 3 Coaching Framework). 

What you will experience

  • Sport Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Yourself
  • Sport Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Coaching
  • Sport Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Others
  • Sports Development 1 & 2
  • Sports Coaching and Development: Graded Unit 1 & 2
  • Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity for Participants with Disabilities
  • Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance
  • Prevention and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics in Sport